Barbara A. Noel, 79, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017, at her home in Jackson.  The Noel family appreciates the friendship of Southeast Hospice and the special care given to Barb.

She was born February 28, 1938, in Jackson, to James W. and Mabel Morrison Godwin.  She and Harry A. Noel were married May 18, 1963, at First Baptist Church in Jackson.  They had been married nearly 44 years when Harry passed away April 1, 2008.

Barbara was a 1956 graduate of Jackson High School.  She worked as a secretary for the former Boss and Puls Insurance in Jackson, and later she worked many years for Lakenan-Midland Insurance Agency in Jackson, retiring in May, 2000.

Barb was a faithful lifelong member, of First Baptist Church in Jackson, where she also held the longest membership.  She was active in WMU, Choir, and JOY Choir until her health rendered her unable to participate.  She enjoyed helping others as she could and made cot sheets for a local daycare.

Loving survivors include three children, Rebecca Terry of Gravel Hill, Clarissa Noel of Daisy, and William Noel of Jackson; her special friend, Lester Sample of Jackson; five grandchildren, Christan (David) Wilson of Jackson, Sarah (Kyle) Karcher of Cape Girardeau, George Terry of Gravel Hill, Casey Fluegge of Jackson, Landon Terry of Gravel Hill; three great-grandchildren, Thomas and Paisley Wilson, and Ashlynn Bramlett; a brother-in-law, Danny (Janice) Noel of Ballwin, Missouri; and two sisters-in-law, Edna (the late Joe) Crader of Cape Girardeau, and Mary Noel of East Prairie; brother-in-law, Rockwell Nathan Greene (the late Ellen) of San Ramon, CA.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and a sister, Bettie (Paul Ray) Dow.

Visitation will be 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson and 9 am to 10 am Thursday.

The funeral service will be 10 am Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at the funeral home with Rev. Lucas Clabough officiating.

A committal service will be held 2 pm Thursday at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, MO.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First Baptist Church in Jackson Mission Fund or Southeast Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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  1. Paula R Johnston

    Barbara was great friend and neighbor. I’ll always remember her in her beautiful red hat with that gorgeous smile of hers. Love you, Barbara. We will miss you.

  2. Beverly Prater

    Barbara was such a sweet woman. I will never forget all she did at First Baptist Church! Pray & Thoughts for the family! God Bless You!

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